Monday, March 19, 2018

March - Week 12 - North Carolina - the Tar Heel State

12 North Carolina
Date admitted to the US – November 21, 1789
Postal abbreviation – NC
Capital – Raleigh
Area – 53,818.51 [28th largest in the US]
Population as of census 2010 – 9,535,483 [10th largest in the US]
Population density per square mile – 196.1 [18th largest in the US]
Area codes – 252, 336, 704, 828, 910, 919, 980
Zip codes – 27006 - 28909
Number of counties – 100
State nickname –  Tar Heel State
State motto – "Esse Quam Videri" (To Be Rather Than to Seem) 

State Flag of North Carolina
Fun facts
-The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill is the oldest State University in the United States
-In 1903 the Wright Brothers made the first successful powered flight by man at Kill Devil Hill near Kitty Hawk.
-The first English colony in America, founded by Walter Raleigh was located on Roanoke Island.
-The first English child born in America, Virginia Dare, was born in Roanoke in 1587.
-At 6,684 feet above sea level, Mount Mitchell in the Blue Ridge Mountains is the highest peak east of the Mississippi River.
-Krispy Kreme Doughnut was founded in Winston-Salem.
-Pepsi was invented and first served in New Bern in 1898.
-North Carolina state highway system currently has 77,400 miles of roads, the largest state-maintained highway system in the United States.

Law Schools
-Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
-Duke University School of Law
-Elon University School of Law
-North Carolina Central University School of Law
-University of North Carolina School of Law
-Wake Forest University School of Law

Military facts
Military schools

Military bases


  1. North Carolina is also home to a thriving writing community (including Donna Everhart). It's a great place to live... :)

    1. When I was 12yo, my father declined a job transfer to Raleigh. If he'd taken that transfer, we'd live closer than we do now =)